Boldcafe Podcast: Lament 04/27/2020 | Podcast The only way through grief by Kristen Glass Perez Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes. 2 Comments Linda on 05/18/2020 at 8:47 am Thank you for your words on grief… it really touched me as I’ve been going thru so much grief … loss of job …friends..my husband 68 with Alzheimer’s.. and now the pandemic… my feelings exactly…you explained it so well ❤️ Reply Linda on 05/29/2020 at 6:24 pm Kristen, Thank you for your podcast on grief in May. I am a Lutheran pastor grieving several griefs: – a painful departure in Nov. 2019, from a congregation I loved and served faithfully for 15 years; – a challenging diagnosis of breast cancer in February, just as Covid 19 was ramping up; – losing a breast and large number of lymph nodes, and suffering from painful nerve reactions; – a growing realization that now, I likely will never return to an active ministry…. – because the fast growing cancer has now metastasized… I appreciated your take on griefs needing to be “gone through” – no way around it. To allow oneself to grieve what is lost, the hopes unrealized, a future no longer possible, this is the kindest way to treat oneself…and the sharing of tears, honesty with your students/congregants… this is the healthy way through… and why, perhaps, God gives us to one another. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.